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MAP & GLOBE SKILLS

Map & Globe Skills Vocabulary

TermDefinition
globe a small representation of Earth in the shape of a sphere
compass rose a symbol on a map that shows direction
longitude imaginary lines on a map or globe that show distance and run north and south (also known as meridians)
latitude imaginary lines on a map or globe that show distance and run east and west (also known as parallels)
legend or map key shows what each symbol on a map means
Equator imaginary line that runs east and west, and cuts the Earth into the northern and southern hemispheres
Prime Meridian imaginary line that runs north and south, and cuts the Earth into the western and eastern hemispheres
map grid a system used to locate places on a map
cardinal directions North, South, East, West
intermediate directions NE, NW, SE, SW
map scale shows distance on a map (often uses inches or centimeters to represent miles or kilometers)
Tropic of Cancer located 23 degrees north of the Equator
Tropic of Capricorn located 23 degrees south of the Equator
inset map smaller map within a larger map
hemisphere half of a sphere
Created by: pcsteacher5